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A suicide attempt is made every minute in the United States – every 17 minutes, one of those attempts is fatal. Over five million people alive today have made a suicide attempt at some point in their lives. This inspiring and uplifting documentary is told from the point of view of six people, ages 21 to 73, of different ethnic backgrounds and life circumstances who stepped back from the brink of suicide. We meet John, a retired physician who longs to join his beloved wife after she dies of cancer; Heather, a young lesbian who faces the scorn of her family for her sexual orientation; Luis, a Mexican-American drawn to the "collective suicide" of gang violence; Pamela, a corporate saleswoman addicted to risky behavior; Chris, a Native American shunned by his family for being a victim of incest; and Debra, an African-American woman who turns to drugs and alcohol after being raped as a teenager and later abused by the husband she hoped would save her. In candid interviews, they examine the circumstances that led to their despair, the forces that pulled them back from the brink, and the methods of healing they discovered including therapy, support groups, spirituality, and artistic expression. Weaving their intimate stories together with expressive black and white imagery, this provocative film offers a life-affirming look at this often taboo subject.